Top 4 Cyber Security Trends for 2018
Cyber security has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind for the last few years as hacks and the threat of losing valuable information escalates. When large corporations are hacked there is the threat that millions of clients can have their personal information laid bare, which could be catastrophic if it falls into the wrong hands.
- The “internet of things” (IoT) devices are appearing everywhere. These devices allow you to perform a myriad of tasks like keyless entry to your home or refrigerator lets you know that you are running low on milk and has placed an order online already. This tech is out there already and will evolve rapidly over the next few years. Amazon’s Alexa is a prime example of what you can do with this type of tech. The only risk with all of this is to ensure that the security of these devices is top level to prevent hacks etc.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning can be used effectively to protect against cyber-attacks. Using AI-based behavioural authentication and machine learning algorithms, solutions can be built for a user profile that will identify any unusual pattern of user. Access will be denied from an unauthorised user. Bid data, using AI and machine learning to analyse data and detect potential threats is the next big step to stop cyber criminals.
- Facial recognition and analytics is starting to become a sought after and as this technology develops further, will probably be adopted as the security measure of choice.
Biometric authentication further enhances security because it is not easy to mimic. It uses facial features rather than passwords. If the biometric info is not stored in a big database on the cloud, biometric authentication remains the most secure and most user-friendly method to login to devices, accounts, and applications.
- Cyber criminals are using ransomware as one of the most attractive methods to attack business. Numerous industries have been and will continue to be a target for these cyber-attacks, especially in the medical and financial sectors due to the nature of the information and monetary value. It is critical that staff for large enterprises, in all industries, are correctly trained to deal with these types of attacks to protect the business.